The Traffic Light Method: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

What to know

This simple method can help you identify which foods you should include in your diet and which foods you should avoid to maximize your diabetes health.

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Format: PDF
Language: English (US)
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Red light – Stop, go small, or don’t eat it all.

Yellow light – Go slow or your weight can grow.

Green light – Go all the way! Eat more of these.

Click on each food and choose the correct label

  • White meat and eggs
  • Fruits
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Vegetables
  • Processed meat
  • Burger
  • Refined grains
  • Sugar sweetened beverages
  • Whole grains
  • Canned foods

Green: White meat and eggs, fruits, vegetables, whole grains.

Yellow: 100% fruit juice, refined grains, canned foods.

Red: Processed meat, burger, sugar sweetened beverages.